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Air Pollution Denial: ‘Modern Air is Too Clean’ Says Skeptics

Despite report after report linking air pollution to deterioration of the lungs, heart and brain, Prof Robert Phalen believes the air is “too clean” for children. After all, everybody needs a bit of immune-system-boosting dirt in their lungs. “Modern air is a little too clean for optimum health,” he told the American Association for the […]

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O2TODAY Urban Air Face Mask Review

As the general public is becoming more aware of the affects of increased fossil fuel consumption and industrial pollution in condensed urban spaces we have seen the proliferation of air pollution face masks to combat this problem. Companies like Vogmask burst onto the scene in 2012 with stylish fashion designs and air filtering technology to […]

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Can Air Face Masks Reduce Negative Health Impacts of Air Pollution?

Research has shown that exposure to air pollution, be it brief or over the long term, can have negative impacts on the lungs and hearts, and potentially the brain as well (Brook 2009). It is estimated that outdoor air pollution causes 3 million excess deaths worldwide each year (The Lancet 2015). In response, a number […]

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Experts Warn Air Pollution is the ‘Tobacco of the 21st Century’

Bad air is the source of ‘huge illness which is entirely preventable if we take the issue seriously’, IPPR researcher says. Air pollution caused by burning fossil fuels is the “tobacco of the 21st century”, an expert has warned after a report found some cities in northern England were breaching legal safety limits by up […]

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Growing Trend of Anti-Pollution Face Masks: Future of Fashion Design & Urban Health

Air pollution is a global problem. We all know about it very well. According to World Health Organization (WHO), in 2012 around 7 million people died as a result of air pollution exposure. According to a report released by UNICEF, 2 billion children live in areas with high toxic levels of outdoors air pollution-higher than […]

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Surprising Impact of Air Pollution When You Exercise

According to a past review published by the University of Queensland, there is strong evidence to support the assertion that air pollution has negative effects on cardiovascular health during exercise. The impact is particularly strong for those who work out outdoors in urban regions where the concentration of air contaminants is relatively high. Individuals who […]

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Mouth Masks: Are they Cute & Do they Protect Against Pollution

In many areas of the world, taking a deep breath of air can be unhealthy and dangerous. The WHO (World Health Organization) estimates that air pollution is responsible for about 6.5 million premature — or early — deaths every year. It estimates that nearly 600,000 of those who die are children under the age of […]

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Can We Fix the Air that is Making Us Sick?

Rising air pollution levels in our cities that impact the health of people and planet are becoming impossible to ignore. So much so that China closed the last working coal power plant in Beijing this March, paving the way to a future of clean energy and air for its inhabitants. This kind of radical change […]

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The Health Hazard of Huge Summer Fires and Smoke

Massive smoke plumes invaded the Pacific Northwest in early August 2017, and more smoke from wildfires may be a problem into early autumn across parts of the U.S. and Canadian West. In this guest post, wildfire expert and author Stephen Pyne (Arizona State University) looks at the history of our relationship with wildfire smoke. Landscape […]

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Air Pollution Mask Brands: Who Are They?

In the past several years, high quality anti-pollution masks have entered the global marketplace. As community awareness about the harmful effects of air pollution on health grows, so too has the demand for protective masks. The list below includes high quality masks that are highly rated to be effective in the most polluted urban environments. […]

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